Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf

Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium, Molecular Breeding of Forage and Turf, Dallas, Texas, and Ardmore, Oklahoma, U.S.A., May, 18–22, 2003

  • Andrew Hopkins
  • Zeng-YU Wang
  • Rouf Mian
  • Mary Sledge
  • Reed E. Barker

Part of the Developments in Plant Breeding book series (DIPB, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Overview of Forage and Turf Biotechnology

  3. Tolerance to Biotic Stress

    1. M. Fujimori, K. Hayashi, M. Hirata, S. Ikeda, Y. Takahashi, Y. Mano et al.
      Pages 21-35
    2. R. Kölliker, R. Krähenbühl, F. X. Schubiger, F. Widmer
      Pages 53-59
  4. Tolerance to Abiotic Stress

    1. M. W. Humphreys, J. Humphreys, I. Donnison, I. P. King, H. M. Thomas, M. Ghesquière et al.
      Pages 61-80
    2. Siri Grønnerød, Siri Fjellheim, Michael W. Humphreys, Liv Østrem, Peter H. Canter, Zanina Grieg et al.
      Pages 81-86
    3. Yan Zhang, John Zwonitzer, Konstantin Chekhovskiy, Gregory D. May, M.A. Rouf Mian
      Pages 87-96
    4. B. Alarcón Zúñiga, P. Scott, K. J. Moore, D. Luth, E. C. Brummer
      Pages 97-104
  5. Flowering and Reproductive Development

    1. Inge Van Daele, Erik Van Bockstaele, Isabel Roldán-Ruiz
      Pages 127-131
  6. Genomics of Plant-Symbiont Relation

    1. S. Felitti, K. Shields, M. Ramsperger, P. Tian, T. Webster, B. Ong et al.
      Pages 145-153
    2. Eline van Zijll de Jong, Nathaniel R. Bannan, Jacqueline Batley, Kathryn M. Guthridge, German C. Spangenberg, Kevin F. Smith et al.
      Pages 155-164
  7. Improvement for Animal, Human and Environmental Welfare

    1. M. O. Humphreys, M. T. Abberton
      Pages 165-180
    2. Lei Chen, Chung-Kyoon Auh, Paul Dowling, Jeremey Bell, Zeng-Yu Wang
      Pages 181-188
    3. Michael Sullivan, Sharon Thoma, Deborah Samac, Ronald Hatfield
      Pages 189-195
  8. Development and Application of Molecular Technologies in Forage and Turf Improvement

    1. John W. Forster, Elizabeth S. Jones, Jacqueline Batley, Kevin F. Smith
      Pages 197-238
    2. Mary Sledge, Ian Ray, M. A. Rouf Mian
      Pages 239-243
    3. Hong Luo, Qian Hu, Kimberly Nelson, Chip Longo, Albert P. Kausch
      Pages 245-254
  9. Bioinformatics

  10. Population and Quantitative Genetics

  11. Functional Genomics and Genome Sequencing of Medicago truncatula

  12. Field Test, Risk Assessment and Biosafety

    1. M. Emmerling, P. Chu, K. Smith, R. Kalla, G. Spangenberg
      Pages 359-366
    2. Zeng-Yu Wang, Andrew Hopkins, Robert Lawrence, Jeremey Bell, Megann Scott
      Pages 367-379
  13. Intellectual Property Rights

    1. Rob Hanson, Steve Highlander
      Pages 381-395
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 396-396

About these proceedings


Forage and turf are the backbone of sustainable agriculture and contribute extensively to the world economy. The fast-paced advancement of cellular and molecular biology provides novel methods to accelerate or complement conventional breeding efforts. This book contains the most comprehensive reviews on the latest development in applications of molecular techniques for the improvement of forage grasses, forage legumes and turf grasses. Detailed accounts and future opportunities in molecular breeding of forage and turf, from gene discovery to development of improved cultivars, are described in the book. Almost all relevant areas are explored in detail, including tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses; flowering control; plant-symbiont relations; breeding for animal, human and environmental welfare; molecular markers; transgenics; bioinformatics; population genetics; genomics of the model legume M. truncatula; field testing and risk assessment as well as intellectual property rights. This book will be of interest to researchers in both academia and industry who are involved in forage and turf improvement. It will be especially important to breeders, molecular biologists, geneticists, physiologists and agronomists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Hopkins
    • 1
  • Zeng-YU Wang
    • 1
  • Rouf Mian
    • 1
  • Mary Sledge
    • 1
  • Reed E. Barker
    • 2
  1. 1.Forage Improvement DivisionThe Samuel Roberts Noble FoundationArdmoreUSA
  2. 2.USDA-ARSCorvallisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science + Business Media, Inc. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1867-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-2591-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-673X
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